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make work in a really big way with the kind of focus, a more expensive list cannot. >> cary goldstein is publisher and editor-in-chief of 12books.com is a website. >> senator mike lee is reading it is dangerous to the right when the government is wrong by judge andrew napolitano. >> visit booktv.org to see this and other summer reading lists. >> next on booktv republican congressman james rogan 3 counts his role in the impeachment trial of president bill clinton and the affect the verdict had on the executive branch. the author contends by not executing impeachment proceedings against the president a precedent would have been set allowing future presidents to remain above the law. this is about 50 minutes. >> you admire james rogan. you have to read the book rough edges which many of you probably have. we premiered it here when it first came out. it is about his life from welfare to washington. it is fascinating because he has in toward -- in toward a tough life which all of a sudden said this isn't for me and picked himself up and dusted himself off and went on to be very successful
, this is our home. water in rivers play a big role in the lives of many montanans. the mclean family ms. jamieson of the river ran through it, it was the big lack for further. for me and my family comments the yellowstone river. i grew up in billing 50 miles from the river banks of yellowstone herd as a boy, a salmon fish the river and spent time at a family and friends floating down in inner tubes and barbecuing on its banks. in fact, i lost a couple of high school and then drowning -- separate downy accidents that river. the thousands of other, the yellowstone is her family with her. the oil spill is a pretty big deal for us. we have questions. i find two buildings about every week and over the yellows are river. it provides so many good shots to her community, just like the river is a part of montana's culture, so is the energy. montana is a warehouse of energy options. we've got it all, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, cool, biofuels. exceptions help us provide energy this country needs to end our addiction to foreign oil and create good paying jobs. the reason i point this out is
responsive because we make a big move like this there's a possibility of bottle necks or other problems you don't foresee. >> earlier today in my first round of questioning you indicated the agency is going to work hard to have a balance between regulatory actions and environmental oversight can also economic development and maximizing value of the taxpayers assets so my last question is will you commit to ensure the american people the department of interior to the extent you can speak for them will fulfill its obligation to promote the economic well-being of the country and the citizens while on the other hand regulates the safety of offshore operations? >> yes and to be clear its boem and bsef it will be expeditiously developing resources with adequate protection to the environment. >> we have your commitment? >> yes. estimates before. >> the time has expired. the gentleman from georgia, mr. harris. specs before mr. chairman and mr. bromwich for appearing to be my little concerned with the response to the gentleman from new jersey that you gave that we have folks in charge of the departm
to keep itself fresh and relevant and attractive to customers. there were two big developments before the one that is going on today. the first occurred around seventy-seven or 78. .. retail and the changes that need to be made and, kind of, what is in fashion now will not be in fashion tomorrow but may, in fact, be in fashion again tin are 20 years from now. >> that you very much for your time. >> my pleasure. >> next, richard white presents a history of the transcontinental railroads. the author recounts the creation of the railroads was change the way americans live and opened the country to western expansion. this is a little over an hour. >> good evening and welcome to tonight's meeting of the commonwealth club of california, a place where you are in the know. you can find us on the internet at commonwealth club that court. and david kennedy, professor of history emeritus at stanford university. i am your moderator for this program. tonight's program is being held in association with the california historical society. it is now my pleasure to introduce our distinguished guests, r
and a big part of this community. i was grateful to see him here today before i turn over to arianna who i think is an expert on journalism and editorial, i want to go through a few points of real big things that we're betting on as a company, not talk about aol but let's talk about the things we see in the future and why we're putting such an investment in journalism. number one question i get from wall street all the time is why journalism, why are you choosing when the rest of the world seems to be going away from journalism? why are you opening up a thousand patches? why did you buy the "huffington post"? and i think the things i'm about to talk about are a core essence of what we believe them. the first is really a bit of the human needs stage which is, if you woke up and today was your first day on planet earth, what would you knows and what would you see? i think there's some very stark things. one is there's four or 5 billion phones in peoples pockets and a lot of smart phone growth across the world, which means people are going to be connected full-time with information all the ti
was this is one big river. my guys are the same guys whether they are in mexico, canada, the united states. capital for all the roads comes from the same place, technology from the roads come from the same place. the roads are operated. it is an interlocking system. so at that point as is usual, in my books, i realized i did not know what i was talking about. and the book became very different from the one i sent out to right. i will talk about later with david, i started out thinking that these are going to be powerful inefficient corporations. what i will be seeing is the birth of modernity in the north american west we don't expect to see it. and i did find the birth of modernity in the north american west. it's just not the modernity i expected to find. my military hasn't much to do with fairly as it does with success. >> one way to reach a book least in my view is you conduct a kind of running argument with the great austrian born longtime harvard economist joseph schumpeter who is most well-known i suppose for the phrase created destruction, the history of capitalism, modern economie
look at how they operate in the differences between countries. i found out one big railroad. my guys are the same guys in mexico and canada, and the united states, capital from the same place. the technology from all the rest comes from the same place. the roads were operated. so at that point, as is usual in my book, i realized i did not know what i was talking about in the book became very different from the one i set out to write as all talk about later, it was david. i started out thinking that these are going to be powerful efficient corporations with a berth in the churn in the north american west to don't really expect to see it. i did find some in the north american west which is not what i expected to sign. my maternity has as much to do with failure as success. >> one way to read your book, at least in my view is you connect to kind of running argument with the great austrian born longtime harvard economist, joseph schell later, who is most well-known for the phrase created distraction in the history of capitalism and modern economy is all about creative disruption. and as
and they count on washington, not always to take care of everything but take care of the big things like making sure we don't default on our obligations. he needed to talk to the american people, to those americans who haven't been paying close attention where this stands and why it is so important and why the risk is there that if congress doesn't act and we believe it will, something that has never happened before in our history could happen and it would be very bad indeed. that's why he had to address the country and why he wanted to explain to them his view, that compromise is so necessary. >> one other quick thing. i think on cbs radio this morn dan pfeiffer said if congress does not act by august 2nd this could lead to a depression. is this your position, that we might have a depression in america? >> depression, what i know, what, economic experts have said is that, and again, republican and democrat, jim baker, ronald reagan, all sorts, have said that a default on our obligations would produce an economic calamity. how that, how you demean that obviously depend on how long it lasts and
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